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LXQt

Summary

Package the LXQt desktop Environment for Fedora

Owner

Current status

Detailed Description

LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment.

Benefit to Fedora

LXQt will make Fedora more interesting for users who look for a slick and slim desktop environment.

Therefore, look also at the page of the LXQt Special Interest Group (LXQt SIG).

Scope

  • Proposal owners: LXQt packages already approved and in the system.
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

LXQt packages already in the repo

Heliocastro's copr is the mirror packages in main repository to EPEL and F21 for now.

How To Test

  • Install LXQt with
dnf groupinstall lxqt

User Experience

LXQt is a fast and stable desktop environment already usable on production desktops. It will not get in the user's way. It is focused on being a Classic Desktop with a modern Look & Feel.

Dependencies

LXQt depends on some other components already present in Fedora:

  • kf5-kwindowsystem library
  • polkit-qt5-1 library
  • libqtxdg library
  • qterminal ( subject to change if decided )
  • Openbox Window Manager (current version is sufficient)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: Don't ship LXQt or don't announce it as feature.
  • Contingency deadline: Beta Freeze
  • Blocks release? No
  • Blocks product? None

Documentation

Release Notes